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So far, we found very little information about Pony. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pony to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pony, please Contact Us.

Pony would have been located within present day Madison County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pony, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Pony: Named after Tecumseh 'Pony' Smith, an early miner in this area.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pony is 5,520 feet [1,682 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Pony is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Pony was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Pony once stood is in the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Pony ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Pony - they are located in Indiana, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pony.

Communities near Pony ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pony.

  • Whitehall
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
    • Whitehall is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall <5>
  • Harrison
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Mammoth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth is located in Madison County
  • Norris
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Jefferson Island
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Island
    • Jefferson Island is located in Madison County
  • Cardwell
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell
    • Cardwell is located in Jefferson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cardwell <5>
  • McAllister
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Piedmont
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont is located in Jefferson County
  • Willow Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Silver Star
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pony. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pony.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pony. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pony.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pony. See our Newspapers Page for Pony.

Adding Pony to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pony in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pony was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Pony post office opened in 1877.

We also found Pony in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pony.

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pony - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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